Action Alert: Contact Your U.S. Representative Today
Tuesday, November 03 2015
Ask Your Representative to Oppose the Carter and Yoho Amendments
Debate over the new transportation bill continues in the U.S. House today, and your representative needs to hear from people who ride bikes. Representatives Buddy Carter (GA) and Ted Yoho (FL) have introduced amendments that are hostile to bike/ped funding and could result in cities not having any funding for bicycle or pedestrian infrastructure.
We've found the following format to be helpful when speaking to elected officials:
My name is __________ and my occupation is ________. I live in [your district].
I [and/or your spouse, children, etc.] ride a bicycle in the district.
The Carter and Yoho amendments will make it harder for [your city] to get the funding it needs to provide safe places for my family to walk or bike. I ask that Representative [name] oppose these amendments.
[Tell the representative why this is important to you.]
Will Representative [name] oppose the Carter and Yoho amendments?
If you send an email, please cc
. Knowing how many folks have reached out helps us and the national groups like the League of American Bicyclists when speaking directly to elected officials. Thank you for reaching out to make Texas a great place to ride a bike!